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Faculty Support for EdTech & Online Learning

We support all faculty in their use of educational technology and online learning. Our offices in Prescott and Verde Valley have computer space to use and learn in with helpful staff to assist you. We have media studios to create lessons and videos of all kinds.

Please contact us at tels@yc.edu or 928-771-6120 to discuss your needs, or make an online appointment with staff.


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Canvas LMS

Canvas is the college's Learning Management System (LMS). Every course has a course shell available, no matter what your delivery mode. 

To enter Canvas, first log in to the YC Portal from www.yc.edu, then:

1. Click the "Canvas" quicklink.

OR

2. Click the "my courses" tile, select your course and click "...Canvas Homepage". 

The first link below to the self-paced course covers all the basics for setting up your online course.

Go to the Canvas course forge


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Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing tool available to all teachers (and staff) to create online real-time meetings for classes or meetings.


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Panopto

Panopto is a recording system for your videos and screen captures that integrates with Canvas.


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Turn it in

Turnitin is the plagiarism detection tool built into Canvas.



Respondus Lockdown Browser for Online Proctoring

The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system. Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. 

Instructor Resources

Register for a Respondus webinar

RESPONDUS SUPPORT and KNOWLEDGE BASE


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Proctor U

Proctor U is a live online proctoring service. Students are charged a fee for each exam based on its duration.

Proctor U. testing fees: students are responsible for paying the following:

Up to 60 minutes- $17.50
61-120 minutes- $25.00
121-180 minutes  $33.75

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Grammarly

Grammarly is a spelling and grammar checker and SO much more. It is available to all students, staff and faculty.


Harmonize discussion board

Harmonize is a new app for Canvas that can replace your existing discussion boards, and its visual design and functionality may improve engagement. Of its many features, we like the media annotations, activity tracking, and especially the ability to have multiple due dates!
Please contact TeLS to get started, or add it into your course yourself using these instructions.

Harmonize overview video

Add Harmonize to your course

Harmonize knowledge base

Harmonize demostration webinar

Troubleshooting:

  • Use Comments and NOT Replies! Replies are not what you want.
  • Workaround for "unsafe site" issue: When a user sees a message saying the link to Harmonize is unsage, they can press the ‘Ignore’ button and they won’t see the message for Harmonize again.

The TELS Webletter

The TeLS Webletter is a rich resource to learn about teaching, edtech, see what your colleagues are doing in courses, and have conversations about educational topics. 

Visit the Webletter


Media Streaming and Conversion

The Panopto system allows online video and audio to be delivered efficiently to online learners. TeLS can help you stream your course content, as well as prepare all sorts of media for online or traditional courses.

Copyright law must be taken into consideration when using any copyrighted material, even in education. Our Copyright webpage provides best practices, information, examples and perspectives.


Video Production

Video production services are available for instructional projects.


Computer Lab

Our office has workstations for you to use.


The Media Studio

We have a studio with a green screen and teleprompter where you can produce high quality videos.

Videos made here: Medieval Dress-Up | Course Intro


Copyright Help

Educators need to have a basic knowledge of copyright, and the TeLS department can provide information and training for you or your department. Explore our Copyright webpage for information, examples and perspectives, as well as many free photo and other resources.


Training

We are your training experts in all aspects of distance learning. We provide formal trainings as well as one-on-one help with virtually anything related to the subject. Check the YC Training Site for scheduled events, or contact us for an appointment. Our bi-annual Faculty Learning Institutes are fun events to connect with colleagues and staff on a wide range of topics in education today, technological and otherwise. They are great professional growth opportunities to give and receive training, participate in discussions, and collaborate on issues important to your work.